What is it?
Affordable smartphone watch for kids.
Designed with little fingers and wrists in mind, the R1s gives kids an ergonomic introduction to mobile technology.
It features a 1.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display that provides an intuitive interface that is fun to operate. The device has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage for more than 1,000 songs and additional features like heart rate monitoring.
One of the main selling points of myFirst Fone R1s is its parental controls. The device comes with a special app that allows parents to set screen time limits, restrict access to certain apps and websites, and even track their children’s location in real time using GPS.
Battery life is also impressive, lasting up to 8 hours with moderate use. This is a great feature, as it means the watch can run for a day before needing to be recharged. This process allows children to have regular breaks to coincide with homework, family time, and sleep.
The 4G mobile data card is convenient for parents to communicate instantly through voice, video calls or text messages. The inclusion of a one-touch SOS button provides an effective way for children to send a distress signal. This transmission includes the current location and a 30-second live recording.
The 2MP camera is a bit blurry in low light, which can be a little off-putting.
Parents are looking for a safe way for their kids to be technologically independent and encourage healthier lifestyles.
You’d rather protect your young children from the digital pitfalls of modern life.
myFirst Fone R1s, £189 (myfirst.tech)